Bordeaux, Gironde 1827 - Paris 1901
Aberdeen Angus Bull
bronze with brown and black patina
Dimensions (HxWxD): 6 1⁄4 x 8 x 3 3⁄4 in.
signed: I. BONHEUR
Acc. No.: 1994.54
Credit Line: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger
Photo credit: ph. courtesy Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia
- 1994, Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger
- Museum's website (accessed August 29, 2017)
- 1996 Luciano
Eleonora Luciano, Animals in Bronze. The Michaels and Mary Erlanger Collection of Animalier Bronzes, [Athens], Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 1996, n° 12, p. 32-33
- 1996 Luciano, p. 32:
Bonheur is never recorded to have been to Scotland, where he would have seen this unusual breed. Rosa Bonheur painted in Scotland, and its seems likely that Isidore would have drawn the idea for this bull either from one of her sketches or from an agricultural show in France. The animal's rich mane and strong modeling make this one of the most successful.